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  • Motueka, Nelson, Takaka, Wakefield

    Motueka

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    Housed in the old High School building, town centre. View our displays of artefacts from Motueka’s past, plus changing exhibitions and public research room more...

    Nelson

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    Since 1842 the museum has acted as guardian and the gateway through which the wider community can access their regional history. The special exhibitions gallery also regularly hosts a number of curated or travelling exhibitions more...
    An iconic ‘must see’ Nelson NZ visitor attraction that celebrates two distinctly different passions. A world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside incredible wearable works of art from all around the globe more...

    Takaka

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    This museum is housed in the former 1910 council office in Collingwood, and was established as a museum in 1969. Display rooms feature aspects of the early development of the district – home and school, gold, coal, timber and farming, military, horse gear more...
    Appropriately sited in the old Collingwood Cheese Factory this museum features all manner of early tractors, farm machinery and implements, vehicles, horse gear and a wide range of settlers’ items. A working steam section with ‘Steam Up’ days is held at Easter, Labour Weekend, Christmas/New Year more...
    Golden Bay Museum displays a Diorama depicting Abel Tasman’s 1642 encounter with local Maori. There are displays on Maori and European history, minerals and shells of the region. more...

    Wakefield

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    This museum is a peaceful park, 2km from Wakefield. “Live steam days” are held on the first Sunday each month and every Sunday in January, from 10am to 4pm. It features old tractors, engines, a working sawmill, many exhibits from yesteryear more...
  • Auckland

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    MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages more...
    Visit the Maritime Museum and we’ll take you on a journey to discover New Zealand’s story. Explore the galleries to find out how the first Polynesians got here, experience the hardships European settlers faced, and be inspired by our modern day maritime heroes more...
  • Gisborne

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    Greetings to you, the many prestigious cultures of the world. We invite you to glance through this portal which will allow you to witness the many activities undertaken by the Tairawhiti Museum. We are very excited about being able to showcase all that we have to offer more...
  • Napier

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    TRY the early telephone systems...SEE household gadgets that have disappeared from use...SEND a message on our old time shop communication wire...HEAR the hit and miss motors...SEE the hot air engine, and BIGGEST OF ALL more...
  • Rotorua

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    Discover the great stories of the Rotorua region through our innovative exhibitions and cinema experiences. Learn about the rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures that have shaped this fascinating region more...
  • Taupo

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    Museum displays focus on the district's special local stories and our art gallery, with its changing exhibitions, is a much-loved favourite more...
  • Christchurch, Yaldhurst

    Christchurch

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    Come and discover one of the world’s premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand more...
    Canterbury Museum is a treasure trove of riches. Its collections have engaged and delighted visitors from all over the world for more than 130 years more...

    Yaldhurst

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    The museum is committed to offering visitors a full and rich experience of New Zealand's technological past and has a unique, rural setting, close to the centre of Christchurch and International Airport. more...
  • Dunedin, Port Chalmers

    Dunedin

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    Discover rare objects, special exhibitions and a live butterfly rainforest experience at the Otago Museum, welcoming you 364 days a year. more...
    Otago Settlers Museum is the region's finest social history museum; telling the stories of Dunedin and Otago's people from early settlement to the present day more...

    Port Chalmers

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    The Regional Maritime Museum at Port Chalmers is the focal point for the social and maritime history of the small port town of Port Chalmers, Dunedin’s West Harbour area, and the Otago coast more...
  • Dargaville, Matakohe, Waipu, Whangarei

    Dargaville

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    So many exhibits..... Unique display of all things nautical. Learn the story of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland Harbour. Maori artefacts including the largest pre-European canoe exhibition in New Zealand. Collectors Hall with working model railway and village more...

    Matakohe

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    Discover the mighty kauri tree, its timber and its gum, and pioneering settlers in New Zealand. Outstanding displays, real exhibits, original early photos and fascinating stories await you more...

    Waipu

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    Discover the stunning, new museum exhibitions at our own small regional history Museum. Follow the dramatic story of one of the most remarkable global migrations in New Zealand's national history and one of the most famous Scottish migration sagas more...

    Whangarei

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    Kiwi North is set on 25 hectares of rolling, volcanic farmland, forest and bush, with views that overlook the city of Whangarei and the Whangarei Heads. The site features a museum, a nocturnal kiwi house and gift store, and unique Victorian heritage buildings. Pack a picnic and explore this unique site more...
  • Arrowtown, Wanaka

    Arrowtown

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    The Lakes District Museum has a reputation for their innovative displays, changing historical and art exhibitions and supporting heritage work in the community more...

    Wanaka

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    The museum is the result of one man’s dream and 50 years of collecting and preserving pieces from the past. The transport collection boasts rare and unusual aircraft, cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire appliances, military vehicles and tractors more...
  • Invercargill

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    The distinctive pyramid shaped Southland Museum and Art Gallery is located in central Invercargill and features a wide range of exhibits and activities that will interest any visitor to the scenic South more...
  • Blenheim, Picton

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    Marlborough Museum is in Brayshaw Park, surrounded by all things heritage! The Museum celebrates an inspiring collection of items which tell the story of Marlborough more...
    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of WW1 aircraft and artifacts more...
    Welcome to Omaka Classic Cars - a unique collection that gives a special insight into both Marlborough and New Zealand motoring from the 1950's to the 1980's more...

    Picton

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    Discover the fascinating history of the Edwin Fox, the worlds 9th oldest ship. Now on permanent display in Picton, New Zealand. Learn all about her fascinating round the world adventures and her checkered history from troop carrier to immigrant ship, even convict transporter more...
  • Cambridge, Hamilton, Huntly, Te Awamutu

    Cambridge

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    Come and take a walk in the ‘past lane’ and see a snapshot of local history in a minute or spend an hour or more exploring Cambridge stories and treasures. Ask about our extensive family history collections and research services more...

    Hamilton

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    Classics Museum is a Classic Car and Vintage Collectables Museum with a 1950's Themed Diner on location. We have over 100 veteran, vintage and special interest vehicles on display along with an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia more...
    Discover what's inside Waikato Museum. On the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct, Waikato Museum provides you with a rich experience of the arts and culture of the region more...

    Huntly

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    124 years ago a homestead was built for the first coal mine manager of Huntly; William Tattley. Now it is home to collections of photos, oral histories, family histories and artefacts that bring to life Huntly's unique coal mining history more...

    Te Awamutu

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    A central gathering place where local residents and visitors come to experience Waipa's history, art, ideas and culture more...
  • Feilding, Palmerston North, Wanganui

    Feilding

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    The Museum explores the early history of local Maori Iwi and the dramatic changes European settlement brought to both the natural and cultural environment within Manawatu. more...

    Palmerston North

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    Welcome to the New Zealand Rugby Museum, the oldest and arguably the first museum in the world devoted to the oval ball code more...
    Te Manawa exhibitions heighten your senses, reward your brain and entertain you and can be enjoyed with your family, your friends, your workmates or on your own more...

    Wanganui

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    A cruise aboard the iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer is undoubtedly one of the most authentic ways to experience Whanganui River’s scenery and history. Our scheduled and private cruises, together with our Waimarie Museum, make us an iconic symbol of the River City more...
    The Whanganui Regional Museum, founded in 1892, has an extensive collection of natural and human history with a regional emphasis. The Museum's rich collections are preserved in the belief that our future will be enriched through a greater understanding of our past more...
  • Hawera

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    The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning. Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the museum uses life size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays more...
  • Greymouth

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    Discover how the pioneers lived and developed the West Coast more...
  • Waihi

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    Our Museum operates as a place for the collection, display and preservation of items of historical interest to the Waihi District, particularly items relating to the underground mining history of the area more...
  • Alexandra

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    The Central Stories William Bodkin Memorial Museum showcases the unique stories of Central Otago. These stories include; Geology; early explorers; social history; gold, dredging & mining; farming, orcharding and viticulture; and many more besides more...
  • Inglewood, New Plymouth

    Inglewood

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    The Fun Ho! Toy Museum is a top visitor attraction, for 'children' young and old. We have slot cars, sandpit, Thomas the Tank Engine, theatrette and dioramas to entertain and enjoy. The museum has more than 3000 toys on display and toy making demonstrations (prior bookings essential) more...

    New Plymouth

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    Puke Ariki is a ground-breaking knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are united to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future more...
  • Featherston, Masterton, Upper hutt, Wellington

    Featherston

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    From humble beginnings, the Fell Locomotive Museum has developed into a world renowned tourist attraction. Open seven days a week, it hosts thousands of railway enthusiasts and visitors from all over the world more...

    Masterton

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    Aratoi offers a constantly changing programme of: exhibitions and displays, public programmes, events & education programmes more...

    Upper hutt

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    Silver Steam Railway's mission is to restore and preserve heritage railway memorabilia - in particular items that relate to the Wellington region more...

    Wellington

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    Visit central Wellington's oldest identified building, which was built by carpenter, William Wallis, in 1858. This was a time when candles were made from tallow and when the nails used to build the Cottage were imported more...
    Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community more...
    This popular Museum has the intriguing stories of Wellington's social, cultural and maritime history. Exhibitions house precious objects and use stunning special effects more...
    The National War Memorial in Wellington commemorates all New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, two World Wars, the conflicts in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and on world-wide peace-keeping operations more...
    Located just a few metres from the cable car's upper terminus and from a lookout with spectacular views over Wellington, this museum tells the story of the country's only remaining public cable car system more...
  • Geraldine

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    On display are over 1400 exhibits. These include 101 tractors from 1912 onwards, including the oldest working tractor in New Zealand and thirty vintage cars from 1905 more...
  • Waiouru

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    Honour the sacrifices, learn the campaigns, be inspired by the stories of courage, loyalty and comradeship. Make a visit to New Zealand's most comprehensive Army Museum. A place where families can seek out and relate to family connections more...
  • Murchison

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    Main feature of this museum is photographs and stories of 1929 Murchison Earthquake. It also houses vintage farm machinery and implements, local historical publications along with photographic and document archives. more...
  • Owaka

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    So what's in here? Things that tell a story or ten + something that enlivens the past + that may not be seen again + that tells you just what you need to know + that gives you a better understanding + that answers your questions about The Catlins more...
  • Naseby

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    These museums highlight the early history of the numerous small settlements which make up the Maniototo region more...

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